Billy (Bill) Everett Logsdon, “Grandpa Chili,” was taken into the presence of the Lord on Tuesday, September 1, 2020 at the age of 85 in the city of Colorado Springs, CO due to complications from Covid. Bill lived in Colorado Springs at the time of his death.
Bill was born in Albuquerque, NM on October 31, 1934 to Eva Gladys Oldfield and Everett Edward Logsdon. From this union he was born second of seven siblings. He also had six half brothers and sisters. He grew up in Albuquerque where he met and then married Loretta Kay Zolman on July 13, 1955. Together they had four children: Shirley, Curtis, Laronna (Ronnie) and Vonna. For many years he was a jack of all trades until 1977 when he started his own tree service called The Long Branch Tree Service which he owned, operated, and loved until 2012.
He loved football, UFC fighting, hunting, 4-wheeling, and his HOT green chili. Although these things occupied much of his time, his greatest joy was spending time with his four kids, 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. His greatest love was his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ who he never wasted a moment to share with anyone and everyone he met. It was not a strange occurrence for him to pick up lost travelers, the down-and-out or homeless to both help them get on their feet and talk to them about Jesus.
He is survived by his children Shirley Kay Griffin, Curtis Linn Logsdon (Teresa), Laronna “Ronnie” Sue Young (Kirk) and Vonna Jean West (Mark). His grandchildren Renee, Lena, Jaimie Leigh, Michelle, Chad, Elusha, Kenny, Josh, Melissa, Randy and Justin. His great-grandchildren Maven, Daniel, Shayleigh, Jamison, Dasha, Jocelyn, Alina, Everett, Jenni, Cole, Joey Noelle, Loretta and one on the way. He is also survived by his siblings, Mae Current, Joyce VanderLeest, Robert Brown (Debby), Ruby Hamilton (Dave), and Rosie Nichols (Mike).
He was preceded in death by his wife of 53 years, Loretta, his parents Eva Brown, Everett Logsdon, step-father Joseph Brown, Lou Day, Barbara Dalton, Dale Logsdon, and Roy Logsdon.
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